Iraq records a decline of nearly a billion dollars in holding US bonds
The Treasury said in its latest schedule, seen by Shafaq News Agency, that "Iraq's possession of US Treasury bonds for the month of June of 2022 decreased by 929 million dollars, or 2.82%, to reach 31.965 billion dollars, after it was 32.894 billion dollars in the month of May," indicating "These bonds rose from the same month last year 2021, when Iraq's possession of bonds amounted to $21.2 billion."
She added that "Iraqi bonds, including long-term guarantees amounting to 15.939 billion dollars and short-term guarantees amounting to 16.026 billion dollars," noting that these bonds represent 0.4% of the world's bonds.
In the Arab world, Saudi Arabia is at the forefront of the most possessing countries, reaching 119.155 billion dollars, Kuwait comes second with 45.957 billion dollars, the UAE comes third with 39.868 billion dollars, then Iraq is fourth, Oman is fifth with 6.702 billion dollars, then Morocco comes with 3.892 billion dollars.
And she pointed out that "the largest holder of US bonds is Japan, at $1,236.291 trillion, followed by China, at $967.778 billion, followed by the United Kingdom, at $615.413 billion, and then Luxembourg with $306.833 billion."
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